|Mel D'Souza... author of Feni, Feasts and Firecrackers - Frederick Noronha [FN]|
Canada-based Goan author Mel D'Souza talks about his book and work... mel.dsouza at sympatico.ca Mel traces his roots to Saligao, Goa, and is also an artist. See this article on him here http://www.downhomelife.com/article.php?id=483
Keywords: canada; goan author; writing; authors; expats, newfoundland, goan writing in english, memoirs, biographies, portuguese goa, colonial goa
|Sukh Anim Duk (Joy and Sorrow) SONGS OF GOAN LIFE - Jock Sequeira and Team|
Sukh Anim Duk (Joy and Sorrow). Songs of Goan Life. Recorded by Jock Sequeira and Team, probably in the 1950s or thereabouts. Copy received by FN from Mervyn Maciel. Lyrics by Jock Sequeira. Vocalists: Jock Sequeira, Sibila Pinto, Mervyn Maciel. Musicians: Adolfo Saldanha (violin), Alfredo Figueiredo (Portuguese guitar), Denzyl Sequeira (guitar) and Derrick Sequeira (keyboards).
Keywords: goa; konkani music; diaspora; expat goans; africa goans; jock sequeira; joy and sorrow; songs of goan life; traditional goan music
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|The Man Who Climbs Stairs... For Charity - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Qatar-based Goan John Desa (48) ran up 51 floors (1304 steps) to raise Rs 50,000 for Daddy's Home at Gogol, Margao, hands over the donation to Fr Valmiki Gonsalves Dias, founder of the centre for mentally challenged children run in Gogol, Margao. The run up the Qatar's Torch Hotel Doha was part of the Stairs Run held on March 31, 2012. Here he talks about the experience...
Keywords: goa; goan; qatar; charity; daddy's home; john desa; cortalim; india; west coast of india
|Writing in Portuguese, from Goa (Dr Eufemiano de Jesus Miranda) - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Dr Eufemiano de Jesus Miranda is a priest-and-researcher who did his PhD on Goan writing in Portuguese. His thesis is titled Literatura Indo-Portuguesa dos Seculos XIX e XX: Um Estudo de Temas Principais no Contexto Socio-Historico. Dr Miranda explains what his thesis -- soon to come out as a book -- looked at, and the issues that Indo-Portuguese writing throws up, as seen by him.
Keywords: goa; research; goan writing in portuguese; 19th century; 20th century; eufemiano de jesus miranda
|Feasts, Feni, Firecrackers - FN|
Canada-based expat Mel D'Souza talks about his experience in publishing a Goa-related book. Feasts, Feni and Firecrackers Mel D'Souza's book focuses on his schooldays in the late 40's and early 50''s. Writer/cartoonist Mel D'Souza was born in Dar es Salaam in 1937 and worked in Caltex 1953-71. He is married to Lineth and they have two children, Helen and Gillian, and two grandchildren. He has been in Canada since 1971 and traces his Goan roots to Saligao...
Keywords: goa; books; expat writers; authors; mel d'souza; goan; writing on goa; diaspora experiences
|Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes at St Xavier's - Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes, recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)|
Social anthropologist Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes talks on the topic of her research, colonialism, migration and the international Catholic Goan community, at a function held at St Xavier's College, Mapusa, Goa (India) on January 11, 2012.
Keywords: migration; goa; india; catholic; international goan migration; mapusa; stella mascarenhas-keyes
|Studies in Goan Migration: Dr Stella Mascarenhas Keyes (GU and SXC) - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Prominent researcher in Goan migration, Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes, did some of the first detailed academic research (infact, her PhD) on Goan migration. She was down in Goa recently, and she spoke to researchers and students of the Goa University and St Xavier's College (Mapusa).
Keywords: migration; goa; india; catholic; international goan migration; mapusa; stella mascarenhas-keyes; goa university
|Anita Pinto reads... Short Stories from Goa - Read and recorded by Anita Pinto|
From her book Espi Mai Is Stuck Again and other Goan tales... Mamma don't preach By: Meher Marfatia Date: 2011-12-26 Place: Mumbai Anita Pinto's colourful book of stories for children bubbles with Goan wit and wisdom without thrusting morals down young throats, says Meher Marfatia The shenanigans lighting up the colourful cover illustration itself make you grin, then giggle, whatever your age. More quirky images await readers of the 21 delightful adventures in Espi Mai is Stuck Again and other G...
Keywords: short stories; children; espi mai; goa; india; goa1556; anita pinto; goan short stories
|Edna's Pickles: Goan Tastes in Canada - Recorded by Frederick Noronha/FN|
Cookbook author and promoter of Goan food, Edna Fernandes grew up in Bombay. But she took her love of the Goan cuisine all the way to Toronto and the northern hemisphere of America. Not just that, she even sells Goan pickles via cyberpost and post today.
Keywords: pickles; goan cuisine; edna fernandes; indian food; spicy pickles; tropical food; former portuguese colony; east-west fusion food
|The Short Story in Goa, a 2012 Perspective - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Comments from the jury and others of a 2011-2012 short story competition held in Goa, at the Fundacao Orient. January 28, 2012. The programme begins with a welcome by Fundacao Oriente delegate in India Eduardo Kol de Carvalho. Novelist-editor-writer Victor Rangel-Ribeiro talks about the 20th century birth of Goan writing in English. He traces the birth of novels in English, and more. Author Dr Maria Aurora Couto introduces the panel of judges...
Keywords: short story; goa; 2012; fundacao oriente; victor rangel-ribeiro; goan writing in english, jose lourenco, damodar mauzo, dr maria aurora couto, vishram gupte
|The Goa Strings Orchestra March 2014 - Performance by the Goa Strings Orchestra, recorded by FN|
On Monday, March 17, I the Goa String Orchestra performed in a concert of international classical music. The programme begins with Handel's jolly "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba". To enhance the couple's amorous mood the GSO then plays Edward Elgar's "Salut d'amour", and follows that up with his "Chanson de matin" (Morning Song).The main work of the evening was Mozart's very lively and tuneful early piano concerto No...
Keywords: goa; strings orchestra; march 2014; concert; international classical music; handel; arrival of the queen of sheba; edward elgar; salut d'amour; chanson de matin; concerto No 14 in E flat; karl lutchmayer; goan-briton; professor at trinity college; london; serenata notturna; four strings; victor rangel-ribeiro; serenade